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I'm needing a longer driveshaft for the 79 since the lift.. I found one out of a 1978 that is the right length. But the ujoints are not the same... The shaft I got had no joints in it, I'm thinking that changing the pinion yokes would be the simplest way to make all this work. What pinion yokes do I need??? Anyone have a clue???

I talked to a guy at the driveshaft shop... they could not tell me(probably would not) said to have it towed in and they could probably fix it for under 600... I basicly said bite me.. I'm pretty sure I can fix this myself if I can just find out what yokes to get.... Thanks in advance---Fog
 

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Did you ask the drive line shop what they would charge to cut the ends off both driveshats and put the old ones on your new shaft? I had a whole drive shaft made with a new tube and using the ends from my damaged shaft and it was reasonabley priced.
 

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hey bud,

when i did my lift i needed the rear drive shaft lengthened a few inches.
i had a local shop cut my driveshaft and had it retubed, balanced and painted for about 200. while i was at it, i had some greasble joints put in for another 40.
my new driveshaft is killer.
maybe not as cool as one of the special hardcore shafts from high angle driveline, but i gotrdone in a day and a half and spent very little, all things considered.

check it out.
 

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Yea they want 300 a shaft to swap everything over... They are the only game in town, so they charge what they want. Plus I'm close to broke, so DIY is my only option-----Fog
 

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New weld yokes are only about $25 from Rockford. We build drive shafts, including mobile repair and build, and I can tell you it is much easier to remove the old end and install a new end than it is to remove a used end to re-use it...especially without access to a lathe. You don't really want to step down from 1330 joints to the '78 1310 size anyway..do you?

http://www.rockforddriveline.com/
 

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Front drive shafts out of f250 f350 e40ds d60 are long enough its the right ujoint need to have them cut and balanced.:thumbup
 

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Why can't you just get a combo u-joint? I'm assuming they're available, and if they are hell, it might not be the strongest way to go but definatly the cheapest to get you back on the road.
 

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Tried the combo joint.... Had the napa guys scratching thier heads on that one.... Could'nt find the right joint in their spicer or brute force catalog... I was talking about changing the pinion yoke to match the drive shaft... I know the 1310's are weaker in theroy but I gotta get this thing back on the road soon...I figured pulling the pinion yoke would get me running and I could swap up to 1350's later when cash allows..... Fog
 

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Foghorn said:
I basicly said bite me...
---Fog

What??? you didn't tell them to "gargle your nuts" ????????? :shocked :histerica :popc1: :thumbup :twotu: :chili: :beer
 
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